Monday, April 28, 2014

~~Sneak Peek from Creative Teaching Press~~

As a Creative Teaching Press Exclusive Blogger, I have first-hand knowledge and insider information about their NEW & EXCITING Back-to-School products!! Of coarse....I would LOVE to share everything with you, BUT....I'm sworn to secrecy!  I can give you a sneak peek at a few things!  Are you ready???   You can say you saw them here first (they are not even available online for purchase)!  Come see me again next week, I just might post a few more products with you and host a giveaway too!!!!


Aren't you just totally, positively in complete awe with the chevron lesson plan book?!  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!! cute are those bright letters?!  I bet any classroom would look great with these on the walls!

I hope you are as excited as I am about CTP's NEW PRODUCTS!  Check back next week, I have more products to "leak out"!  Who may even be able to win a few of these new products too!

If you want to see more, hop on over to The Adventures of Miss Elisabeth, Diary of a First Grade Teacher.  She has 2 more Back-to-School products to share with you!!!!

The Adventures of Miss Elisabeth

Saturday, April 12, 2014

~~So much News~~

Oh my ...I have been so bad to my little blog!   My life has been super crazy for the last few months. Where do I even start?!   First of all, I enjoyed a family vacation to Disney World during our Mardi Gras break.  Mom and Dad came with us and had a blast.   Spending time with them was great and so many memories were made at Disney.  I must say....My absolute favorite characters are Mike and Sully!!!!  I couldn't wait to meet them!!!  Here are a couple of pictures from Disney.

  Mardi Gras Day with Mike & Sully

Mom & Dad looking precious

Dinner with Tigger & the gang

Now...for some sad news...I made the decision to leave my current school and will not return in August.   A lot of thought and prayer went into my choice, and I have mixed emotions about leaving.  There were several deciding factors that went into play on why I am leaving.  But, I do know that I'm very excited and sad at the same time.  To be honest, I am very upset about leaving my team in 3rd grade, especially Laura.  We have worked together for the last 5 years and became very close.  We know everything about each other, we're like sisters.   When Judy joined our team this school year, I knew that she would fit right in with us!  Judy was in 1st grade last year and moved up to 3rd this year.  The 3 of us rock 3rd grade!!  I am going to miss my buddies dearly!!!  And if you are wondering...NO, I do not have a job lined up for August.  I am still looking and hoping to find a job soon. I am open to whatever challenge God puts into my path, teaching related or not.

Some VERY overwhelming and exciting news...I am officially a Creative Teaching Press Exclusive Blogger.  I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with CTP and their awesome products.  I just received my first package in the mail this week.  Check out all of the products I get to preview and try in my classroom. Today my precious students were able to make "cootie catchers" or fortune tellers in math.  We have been learning about perimeter and area so I was ecstatic to see a fortune teller math book in the package.  Guess what??  There was one on data and perimeter. The look on every one's face was priceless when I told them we were making "cootie catchers".  They had no idea what I was talking about until someone yelled out, "You mean fortune tellers?"  LOL  My students had an awesome time playing with their fortune tellers.  They even played them during recess outside!!!!  Definitely a hit with my class!!!

Look at these awesome products I get to try out

area & perimeter cootie catchers

Whew....that was super long for a post!  I can't wait to share more Creative Teaching Press product reviews with you soon!!!  Keep checking back!!!

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